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Glitch in the Grid (2011)
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Glitch in the Grid (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Three artists struggling against the grid of society find spiritual renewal.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, surreal, offbeat, atmospheric, sincere, mind bending, psychological, spiritual
Plot: unemployment, introspection, self discovery, hollywood, cause and meaning, society, small town, unfulfillment, friendship, twentysomething life, religions or cults, artists and showbiz, hopes, friends, bad trip, materialism, depression, imagination, surrealism, travel, metropolis, recession
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, stylized, realistic and atmospheric films with plots about hopes, society, storytelling, surrealism, friendship, art and dreams mostly in Animation, Drama and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Glitch in the Grid: My Dog Tulip (2009), Around June (2008), The Toe Tactic (2008), The Prophet (2014), It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
An Oversimplification of Her Beauty (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A quixotic artist hypothesizes about why he feels bad when a mystery girl stands him up. The event prompts him to ask: what's the content of a momentary feeling? Is it the sum of your experiences? And perhaps more importantly, are your ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, surreal, stylized
Plot: urban, introspection, postmodernism, unfulfilled love, artists and showbiz, love and romance, romance, fall in love, city life, young lovers, cause and meaning, unfulfillment
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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My Dog Tulip (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: human animal relationship, dog, german shepherd, pets, rescue, friendship, friends, wounded animal, motorcycle with a sidecar, old man, dog movie, cartoon dog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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88%
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Around June (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A love story set in the shadow of the shipyards of San Francisco. A young woman living with her much adored uncle Henry and domineering, abusive father, meets a penniless illegal immigrant, whose love gives her the insight and courage to finally ...
Style: emotional, serious, surreal, realistic, offbeat ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional family, young lovers, human spirit, romance, fall in love, urban, love affair, hopes, love and romance, immigrants, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, san francisco, usa
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82%
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The Toe Tactic (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Mona is nearly overwhelmed by grief and depression. After her father's death, she's cut herself off: leaving teaching - she now temps as an office assistant, ignoring her mother's calls, talking to herself in mirrors, and rejecting ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, surreal, offbeat, stylized
Plot: benign alien, dealing with death, homecoming, imaginary, unfulfillment, human nature, singleness, death in the family, family problems, scarf, mother daughter relationship, wine ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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82%
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The Prophet (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: USA, France, Canada, Lebanon, Qatar
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Exiled artist and poet Mustafa embarks on a journey home with his housekeeper and her daughter; together the trio must evade the authorities who fear that the truth in Mustafa's words will incite rebellion.
Style: serious, realistic, offbeat, stylized
Plot: cause and meaning, introspection, hopes, wise man, wisdom of life
Time: 20s, 20th century
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82%
It's Such a Beautiful Day (2012)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 62 min.
Story: Bill struggles to put together his shattered psyche, in this new feature film version of Don Hertzfeldt's animated short film trilogy.
Style: dark humor, surreal, atmospheric, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: immortality, surrealism, hospital, nightmare, illness, divorced parents, mental illness, introspection, mental instability, death of parent, hopes, direction and purpose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, tokyo
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80%
Institute Benjamenta, or This Dream That One Calls Human Life (1995)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jakob arrives at the Institute Benjamenta (run by brother and sister Johannes and Lisa Benjamenta) to learn to become a servant. With seven other men, he studies under Lisa: absurd lessons of movement, drawing circles, and servility. He asks for a ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: crimes, boarding school, love and romance, society, family relations, power relations, master and servant, mind game, love triangle, surrealism, siblings relations, boarding school life ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, tokyo
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71%
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$9.99 (2008)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Australia, Israel
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Have you ever wondered "What is the meaning of life? Why do we exist?" The answer to this vexing question is now within your reach! You'll find it in a small yet amazing booklet, which will explain, in easy to follow, simple terms ...
Style: surreal, offbeat, semi serious, humorous, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: human nature, introspection, hopes, social misfits, self discovery, society, loneliness, suicide, male nudity, break up, father son relationship, meaning of life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, san francisco, israel, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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The Art of Happiness (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Sergio driving a taxi in a white Naples overflowing sadness and garbage. Pouring rain leads her clients through the city trying to process the death of his brother, who started ten years earlier for Tibet and never returned. A pop singer, a recycler ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, gloomy, stylized
Plot: buddhism, taxi driver, surrealism, happiness, dealing with death, urban, workplace situations, life turned upside down, workplace, radio dj, flashback, mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Immigrants (2008)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 78 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, biting ...
Plot: immigrants, racism, hollywood, social decay, working class, urban, society, friendship, filmmaking, love and romance, misfit, partners ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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The Congress (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Israel, Germany, Poland, Luxembourg, Belgium, France, USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: More than two decades after catapulting to stardom with The Princess Bride, Robin Wright decides to take her final job: preserving her likeness for a future Hollywood. Through a deal brokered by her loyal, longtime agent and the head of Miramount ...
Style: futuristic, surreal, stylized, serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: postmodernism, actor's life, artists and showbiz, imaginary, society, aging, innocence lost, moral dilemma, parents and children, child illness, future dystopia, parallel world ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
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58%
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Alois Nebel (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A train dispatcher encounters a mute stranger who appears out of nowhere, and finds himself mysteriously involved with a murder in Poland. The end of the eighties in the twentieth century. Alois Nebel works as a dis­patcher at the small railway ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: surrealism, haunted by the past, rotoscoping, mysterious character, mystery, social misfits, uncover truth, crimes, misfit, society, life is a bitch, axe ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: czechoslovakia, czech republic, prague, poland
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56%
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Wrinkles (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Based on Paco Roca's comic of the same title (2008 Spanish National Comic Prize), WRINKLES is a 2D animated feature-length film for an adult audience. Wrinkles portrays the friendship between Emilio and Miguel, two aged gentlemen shut away in a ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: retirement home life, friendship, golden years, aging, retirement home, elderly, friends, wristwatch, bell tower, wallet, old age, alzheimer's disease ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Approved for Adoption (2012)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, Family
Country: France, Belgium, South Korea, Switzerland
Duration: 70 min.
Story: This remarkable animated documentary traces the unconventional upbringing of the filmmaker Jung Henin, one of thousands of Korean children adopted by Western families after the end of the Korean War. It is the story of a boy stranded between two ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, stylized ...
Plot: orphan, introspection, haunted by the past, homecoming, hopes, obsessive quest, self discovery, artists and showbiz, drawing, child, brother sister relationship, part animation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Vincent (1987)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A biography of Vincent van Gogh using only images and the letters he wrote to his brother Theo.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: art, mentally unstable, tragic hero, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, prodigy, rise and fall, obsession, unfulfillment, family relations, bipolar disorder
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54%
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Waking Life (2001)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Waking Life is about a young man in a persistent lucid dream-like state. The film follows its protagonist as he initially observes and later participates in philosophical discussions that weave together issues like reality, free will, our ...
Style: stylized, talky, surreal, clever, serious ...
Plot: philosophy, existentialism, dream, imagination, nightmare, human nature, hopes, parallel world, free will, freedom, imaginary, supernatural ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
The Illusionist (2010)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Scotland, late 1950s. A struggling illusionist visits an isolated community and meets a young lady who is convinced that he is a real magician.
Style: touching, semi serious, stylized, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: preschoolers
Plot: magical, french, magician, stage, friendship, odd couple, performer's life, coming of age, loneliness, friends, hopes, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1959
Place: england, france, scotland, paris france, glasgow scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Rocks in My Pockets (2014)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Latvia
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A fantastical tale based on true events, about five women of Signe Baumane's family, including herself, and their battles with depression and madness.
Style: surreal, semi serious, offbeat, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: mental illness, imaginary, redemption, escapades, hopes, family relations, mental health, depression
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51%
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Imagination (2007)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Dr. Reineger, a famous neuro-psychologist, has become convinced that a twin girl named Anna has a rare form of Autism called Asperger's Syndrome, rendering her unable to cope with reality. As for her blind sister, Sarah, the doctor cannot say ...
Style: serious, offbeat, atmospheric, mind bending, puppet animation
Plot: twins, supernatural ability, siblings relations, child illness, orphan, doctors and patients, mental illness, supernatural, family relations, visionary, asperger's syndrome, autism ...
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49%
Death of a Superhero (2011)
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Germany, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, youth, dealing with death, human spirit, family problems, life is a bitch, child illness, family in crisis, coming of age, hopes, superhero, hair loss ...
Place: usa
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48%
5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, teenage love, surf, train, letter, best friends, romance, on the road, train ride, motorcycle, childhood friends, reunion ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, future ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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46%
Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action! (2014)
Genre: Animation
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: When Draculaura is led to believe she's the rightful heir to the vampire throne, she and her best ghoulfriends are whisked away to Transylvania for a royal coronation to die for. But they soon discover the hunt for the queen is not over yet. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, twists and turns, serious
Audience: girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: vampire, on the road, adventure, track down, destiny, parallel world, chases and races, supernatural, escapades, imaginary, youth, supernatural ability ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Fake (2013)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A convict returns to his home town to torturing again his family and face his neighbors trying to destroy the local religious fanatics and their plans to keep money from the village people.
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: clergy, cons and scams, society, village, village life, dishonesty, social relations
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
When Marnie Was There (2014)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Family, Mystery
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Upon being sent to live with relatives in the countryside due to an illness, an emotionally distant adolescent girl becomes obsessed with an abandoned mansion and infatuated with a girl who lives there - a girl who may or may not be real.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, psychological, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: friendship, friends, imaginary friend, young girl, photograph, countryside, village, social misfits, loneliness, childhood, adolescence, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan, tokyo, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Muhammad: The Last Prophet (2002)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: More than fourteen centuries ago, Mecca was filled with gambling, drunkenness, slavery, the mistreatment of women, and greed. The holy Ka'bah was littered with idol gods. Pilgrims came by the thousands to worship them. Quarysh, Mecca's ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, realistic
Audience: family outing
Plot: desert, folk hero, family, obsessive quest, human spirit, religions or cults, righting the wronged, fighting the system, heroes, hopes, society, clergy ...
Time: middle ages, ancient history
Place: middle east
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40%
After Last Season (2009)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A team of scientists is developing a new technology that captures the thoughts of a human subject and changes them into images. Still in its infancy, the technology changes thoughts into simple images and shapes. Two company interns (Matthew Andrews ...
Style: offbeat, atmospheric, stylized
Plot: murder, laboratory, supernatural ability, future dystopia, society, a vision, neurology, offscreen killing, confusion, medical student, wallpaper, corporation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: medical school
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39%
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Ocean Waves (1993)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: At Kichijōji Station, Tokyo, Taku Morisaki glimpses a familiar woman on the platform opposite boarding a train. Later, her photo falls from a shelf as he exits his apartment before flying to Kōchi Prefecture. Picking it up, he looks at it briefly ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: friendship, falling in love, high school reunion, surrealism, love, unspoken love, love triangle, teenage love, romance, high school, high school life, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Waltz with Bashir (2008)
Genre: Animation, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Israel, France, Germany, USA, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, Australia
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Much awarded animated documentary, in which director and Israeli army veteran Ari Folman interviews friends and former soldiers about their memories of the 1982 Lebanon war and especially the Sabra and Shatila massacre in Beirut. The usage on ...
Style: rough, surreal, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: nightmare, haunted by the past, war, soldier, memory loss, massacre, genocide, dog, corpse, army, introspection, politics ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: israel, lebanon, middle east, palestine, beirut lebanon
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Björk: Greatest Hits (1999)
Genre: Animation, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 64 min.
Story: "Volumen" collects every video from Bjork's career {up until Hunter}, and showcases the work of famed video director's Spike Jonze, Sophie Muller and Michael Gondry
Style: semi serious, atmospheric, surreal, offbeat, captivating ...
Plot: artists and showbiz, imaginary, music, disorder, fantasy becomes reality, pop music, part animation, surrealism
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Book of the Dead (2005)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The plot concerns a sheltered aristocratic woman in feudal Japan. Bored and unfamiliar with the world outside her estate, she passes the time copying a special Buddhist sutra sent by her father who has been absent on official business for years. ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, emotional, gloomy, suspenseful ...
Plot: ghost, master and servant, palaces castles and temples, supernatural romance, afterlife, romance, religions or cults, society, supernatural, mistaken identity, battles, love and romance ...
Time: middle ages
Place: china, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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